Rob, Clark, and Rich Porter have a love for collecting vinyl. From early hot and heavy love to longtime sit-in-comfortable-silence love, they savor visits to the record store, the excitement of a new find, and the look and feel of a collection. Most of all, they enjoy the ritual of choosing an album, letting the needle drop, and sitting back to enjoy.
As their collections inevitably grew, the usual bookshelves and entertainment units weren't cutting it anymore. The last straw was the day Rich's dog transformed several of his records into chew toys. So he set out to find a solution—one that was 1) high-quality and stylish, 2) designed for records, and 3) would get his collection up off the ground. There wasn't much. He ended up getting something custom built by a local woodworker and, although the end result was great, the process took close to 6 months and required professional install.
So he called Rob, a guy with a lot of experience in carpentry and woodworking. Rich laid out an idea for storage and display shelving designed for records that was easy enough for any unskilled dummy (e.g. him) to install. Something that was made from quality wood materials by hand that would appeal to those with minimalist taste who like to know where their stuff comes from and the story behind it. Something that could grow with a collection, but also would work for books, plants, pictures, etc. And, something that could get record collections off the ground and away from the dogs. Okay, that's a little specific, but bending down, squatting, sitting on the floor: Who wants to do that every time you put on a record?!
"Can you make something like that?" Rich asked. Rob's response: "Yes, yes I can".